Balarabe made this statement in Nsukka on Tuesday during a tour of the police formations and divisional police offices within Nsukka Police Area Command.
He urged senior officers of the command to adopt the principle of community policing by working with various security stakeholders.
“As an intelligent officer, you must fashion ways to work and relate with various stakeholders without compromising your professionalism.
“Again, you are warned against extortion and other unprofessional conducts that put the public out of police activities and operations,’’ he said.
The police commissioner said he had made telephone numbers of the command’s principal officers available to the public for effective collaboration.
“Be free to report extortion and other unprofessional conducts to my office or the command’s headquarters,” he said.
During the visit, the commissioner held a closed door meeting with some security stakeholders within the area command.
Those in the meeting were: traditional rulers, market union leaders, clergymen and members of the neighbourhood watch group.
Others are: commercial vehicles, tricycle drivers associations, commercial motorcycle drivers unions and members of the Police Community Relations Committee.